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The Murderous Lure of Jihad: Tackling ISIS and its Worldwide Recruitment

With the beheading of US journalist James Foley, the jihadists of ISIS have certainly succeeded in getting our attention. World leaders have taken time out from their summer holidays to call for concerted action. Will the video of the execution serve as an effective recruitment tool for more home-grown jihadists? What's the way to stop them? And what's the impact of accrued Western involvement both in Iraq and in neighbouring Syria, where ISIS's gains come at the expense of more moderate rebels?

By François PICARD

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Mohammed SHAFIQ

Chief Executive, The Ramadhan Foundation

James JEFFREY

Former US Ambassador to Iraq and Turkey

Emma SULEIMAN

Former spokesperson for the Syrian National Council

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2017-08-14 Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso attack: How to restore security in the Sahel region?

At least 18 people were killed in a terror attack in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Sunday night. Last month, the idea of setting up a five-nation African task force was...

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2017-08-15 India

India and Pakistan mark 70 years of independence: Can the two countries ever reconcile?

Will India and Pakistan ever be friends? As the two countries celebrate 70 years since they gained their independence, India's prime minister has accused Kashmir separatists of...

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2017-08-09 France

Security in France: Is France's "Opération Sentinelle" still working?

A man is currently under arrest after a car drove into a group of soldiers in a western Paris suburb on Wednesday morning. Six soldiers have been injured. All of them were a week...

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2017-08-10 North Korea

US-North Korea tensions: War of words escalates

There's considerable concern in many parts of the world as North Korea and the United States appear engaged in the highest-stakes game of chicken possible, one where the ultimate...

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2017-08-07 Israel

Tension in Jerusalem - A new direction for the Israel-Palestine peace process?

As the King of Jordan makes his first visit to the West Bank in five years, just weeks after violent protests by Palestinians over new security measures at the Al Aqsa Mosque...

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